My Experience as a Line Haul Driver

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by American-Trucker, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Central having a union?? I ust finished laughing, if they had one it would be COMPLETELY different!!

    I went at it with a guy from there earlier. Going to a pickup I had old dominion behind me and I saw central FLYING up on the lane next to me. Its a four lane road with two going towards the left, and two going straight so I was in the right lane for the left turn. Basically central came flying up byt the road that will go straight then cuts me off and I having to slam the brakes, and with OD almost hitting me. Then on the way up theres a turn that is hard to make with a 40 footer, he makes the right turn without signaling almost going head on with a car in the opposite lane, and taking out a sign and mirror on a car on that street. He did all that because he wanted to be the first one in so he can get the easy dock, he even had a grin on his face when he saw me and OD pull up. Before we went inside I ripped him a new one for almost causing me to crash into him. I believe someone called the cops on him as when I left I saw him pulled over down the street... Its not worth anyones or your life just because you want the easy dock...

    @Potter is your truck the 7.3?
     
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  3. potterHSE

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    Yes 7.3 somone told me that the new Ford super duty has fixed there engine problems, not sure my self as i have not seen one.
     
  4. ACH1130

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    I have not seen one either. Im not really crazy about the newer style, the 03 style I like though. Think it wa like that till 07
     
  5. CenutryClass

    CenutryClass Road Train Member

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    crazy you guys at central can just decline runs and walk off the dock when you guys feel like it. What kind of operation do you guys have if you guys cant run the freight when needed
     
  6. ACH1130

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    I wish I could tell my boss find someone else for a straight truck(All ARE POS) run when someone calls out. I hate driving them, I am happy with my tractor and my pup trailer
     
  7. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    Central WAS union up until 15 years ago, the guy that trained me was origonaly hired as a scab during the union strike.




    American Trucker
     
  8. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    whats needed? if it was hot frieght it would be on a UPS/FedEx/Conway/Estes/South Eastern/ etc truck and not our. The way i see it is we are the Rail of LTL, we have a much lower operatorating cost for ovious reasons so that gets passed onto the customer, but like shipping with swift your takeing a risk on damage and going to wait a little longer.

    We also have teams for the so called "hot freight"



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  9. ACH1130

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    I know they were union at the time. Overnite was union then they werent now that UPS bought them they are again. and CF was a union company that went under when they started having all the CWF companies come out... I work with a lot of old timers who know all about it and have told me
     
  10. Green Machine

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    That would explain why I picked up a half truck load of stuff for Toys-R-Us going to Youngstown, OH from CTI in eastern NJ one time when I worked for USA Truck.
     
  11. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    So what your saying is that, when it absolutely needs to be done right. They find someone else to do it.
     
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